More than a hundred youths from across Europe have joined teenagers from North Tyneside for the Friendship Games.
Youths from Germany, Poland, France and Slovenia are taking part in the Olympic-style event at North Shields.
The day, organised by North Tyneside Council, is aimed at improving links between twin cities across Europe.
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